Fr. Roberto Noel “Daniel” Rosas, O.Carm.
Fr. Noel was born on July 20, 1969 in San Miguel, Bohol, Philippines. In 1986, he entered the Carmelite College Seminary in Escalante, Negros Occidental where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He studied theology at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary – Inter Congregational Theological Center in Quezon City, Philippines and obtained his Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. He professed his Simple Vows in the Order in 1995 and his Solemn Vows in 1999. While he was a student, in 1998-2001, Noel was elected as an Extended Councilor to the Philippine Carmel Commissary. After his sacerdotal ordination on June 1, 2000, he was appointed Director of the Pre-novices, and did this ministry for 8 years. During these years, he became prior of Agusan Carmel community and attended several conferences and courses on Formation both local and abroad. In 2003-2006, he was elected Councilor of the Commissary, which after a year became The Philippine Carmel General Commissariat. In 2006-2007, he went to the United States, Washington DC, for studies where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Carmelite Studies from the Washington Theological Union. In 2008, he was assigned Novice Master and Provincial Delegate to the Third Order until February 2014. In 2011-2014, he served as prior of his community and was elected Councilor of Philippine Carmelite Province. The General and the Council nominated him Administrative Secretary for Formation of the Order in December 2013. Noel serves the Order living in Rome and ministering in the Curia, dealing with issues regarding initial and ongoing formation.